European Commission

EU Commission expects swift solutions to resume STA funding

Brussels – Commenting on the new government regulation on the Slovenian Press Agency (STA), the European Commission has said that it expects swift solutions to unblock the agency’s funding, noting such solutions should completely preserve the STA’s autonomy. It should be checked whether the regulation is in line with existing acts governing the STA, it added.

Expo brings long-term opportunities for Slovenia, its companies

Ljubljana – Expo 2020, to be held in Dubai from October 2021 to March 2022, will be a record-breaking world exhibition. Slovenia and Slovenian companies will have an opportunity for excellent promotion and a long-term positioning in the Middle East and beyond, the country’s Expo commissioner general Matic Volk says.

Pride Parade highlights epidemic-related setbacks for LGBTIQ+ community

Ljubljana – The LGBTIQ+ community staged the Pride Parade in Ljubljana on Saturday afternoon under the slogan Resist the Oppression as a culmination of a week-long festival, demanding freedom, equality and unconditional respect for human rights of LGBTIQ+ persons. The annual parade was for the first time accompanied by the Balkan Trans Intersex March.

Recommendation on the Excessive Deficit Procedure in case of Romania, adopted on Friday at the ECOFIN Meeting

The Recommendation on the Excessive Deficit Procedure in the case of Romania was adopted on Friday at the Meeting of the Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN), in Luxembourg, and our country's commitment is to return to a budget deficit up to 3% of GDP by 2024, according to a press release from the Ministry of Finance.

HealthMin Mihaila: PNRR has 150 million euros to help hospitals prevent nosocomial infections

Health Minister Ioana Mihaila said Thursday that Romania's National Recovery and Resilience Plan (PNRR) has allocated 150 million euros that come to the aid of hospitals to prevent nosocomial infections. Mihaila said that the Ministry of Health is considering measures to improve the under-reporting of infections related to the provision of healthcare.

Bulgaria: President Radev Briefs EU, US Ambassadors on Caretaker Government Priorities

During a working meeting Wednesday with the ambassadors in Bulgaria of EU member states, Switzerland, and the United States, President Rumen Radev said, quoted by his  press secretariat, that one of the priorities of the caretaker government is increasing the transparency in the work of the institutions and winning back public trust in them.